This is a group for atheists who are finding it hard to find others to talk to. Not only am I an atheist, but a lesbian as well, so you can imagine how hard it is to find people to talk to. This group is for all those who just want someone to talk to and relate to

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Lonely since giving up church

Started by diane sholly. Last reply by pamela jean heckmann Dec 13, 2014. 4 Replies

Hi,    I am new to this site. I left my church and god a month ago and have been alone ever since. All of my so called church friends have dumped me since I am no longer a believer. I live alone and…Continue

Prejudice Me?

Started by Earther Feb 5, 2013. 0 Replies

I have been thinking a lot about my position in life as an atheist.  Each of us have our own idea of what we are as an atheist but I am generally speaking as a person who was born into a world that…Continue

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The sporadic acute pangs of loneliness

Started by Michael OL Dec 26, 2012. 0 Replies

Living alone obviously implies a certain element of, well, being alone - albeit not necessarily loneliness.  Most times, one can immerse oneself in work, a hobby, a book, or some other distraction. …Continue

An Expression

Started by Reads Aug 28, 2012. 0 Replies

I dream of leaving something permanent of myselfwith a life that is too shortIn this world that asks a lot of oneselfbut how, I know notI have the will, but vision is what I lackI have the longing…Continue

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Comment by Mic Metz on August 21, 2013 at 12:18pm

Maybe this is the wrong group for me--not sure.  My lonliness is the complete detatchement from friends and family due to my beliefs (or lack there of).  I joined NEXUS to try and engage others in conversation--and i admit i have a need to connect with others that are like minded, intelligent, and not afraid to express themselves on matters regarding religion and its oppression of our lives as individuals, as sexual beings, and a constant negative influence on those things around me.  It  both angers and frustrates me and I have no one to speak with about it.  So there it is, laid bare. 

Comment by Steph S. on May 20, 2012 at 2:59pm

Sorry to hear about that Selina. I've had that happen to me.

You will find a true friend. And we are here for you!

Comment by Selina Mannion on May 20, 2012 at 2:38pm

my best friend decided he didn't want to hang out with me anymore. He was my best friend so it hurts a lot. When people find new friends to hang out with, they don't care about you anymore.

Comment by Steph S. on May 20, 2012 at 9:31am
Glad that you are on the site Nova!
Reads I received your email. I'll respond as soon as I am able.
Comment by Nova Constantine on May 8, 2012 at 2:17pm

rare and annoying.. my own mom believes that is justt a 'fase' of the maturisation process and that she knows me the best... but she fails in almost each and every point...

when is gift time I just want to fly to the moon..

Comment by Steph S. on May 8, 2012 at 1:57pm
Same here Nova I am a geek/nerd Goth and also Atheist. Rare combination indeed.
Comment by Nova Constantine on May 8, 2012 at 1:44pm

lonliness can be brought by the fact that yo uare different compared with the others around.. I am lonly since I am in the middle of the centre of Anglican Church surrounded by religious people thta are far more fundamentalist that they admit.. I suppose that a nerd, goth with bisexual tendencies is not the mainstream prefference...

Comment by Steph S. on May 5, 2012 at 8:40pm
Sorry to hear that Michael OL. I hope you are able to find another companion that is supportive of you.
Comment by Michael OL on May 5, 2012 at 8:36pm

Many here have posted that they are lonely because they have been shunned by the mainstream world suffused by religious dogma.  It's true that having an unusual worldview can invite rejection and outright antagonism.  But speaking personally, the problem isn't that I have been ostracized because of atheism.  Rather, not being a theist, I am unable to partake of community associations and social venues that are religion-based.  It's a sort of self-segregation.

But none of this really mattered when I was happily married.  My wife left me last year, and the awful feeling of loneliness has been intolerably acute.  We live in a rural setting, with little contact with neighbors.  But we had each other.  Now we no longer have the mutual support that marriage partners bring to one another. 

Comment by Selina Mannion on May 5, 2012 at 11:27am

Hi!!!! anybody looking for friendship or casual companionship in west central illinois or any area accesible through amtrak just let me know.


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